Sr Accountant - Foundation/ Fund Accounting Job

Children's Health - Accounting Careers

Job Number: 54008

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 5-21-2018


Position Summary:

This job is responsible for task involving the Foundation fund accounting system. Such tasks include, but are not limited to reconciling and analyzing funds, reconciling funds to general ledger, preparing monthly Foundation grant transfer, preparing quarterly Department Foundation reports, preparing fund audit schedules and other fund reports as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare monthly reconciliations between general ledger system and Foundation funds.
  • Oversee the availability of funds, along with Development Office appointee. Respond to inquiries from hospital departments as well development staff, inquiries regarding amount of funds available for use.
  • Administer Foundation salary reimbursements. Ensuring the following: 1.) employees whose salaries are to be reimbursed by the Foundation are coded appropriately in the payroll system, 2.) follow up with department directors to ensure that when staff changes occur the appropriate changes are made for Foundation salary reimbursement (i.e. employees leaving are replaced with new employee holding that position)
  • Maintain the Lawson Activities Module for the Foundation funds, including but not limited to, setting up new activities and account categories as required, creating and modifying activity and account category lists and developing activity reports as needed.
  • Oversee the availability of Foundation research funds available for CRRAC funding. This will include tracking all awards granted and record expenses used.
  • Prepare quarterly Foundation grant transfer for approval by the Foundation Executive Committee.
  • Prepare annual donor endowment reports.
  • Participate in month end close process
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Minimum 3-5 years of related experience required.
  • General Accounting required.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly detail oriented and organized in work.
  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external parties to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving, and results.
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines while working on multiple projects.
  • Ability to use variety of software, especially excel at an intermediate level.
  • Advance understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles


  • Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Accounting, Finance or Other Business Degree preferred.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • CPA designation preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • Sedentary - Exerting up to 10lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time.

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